Friday Game Night, August 11th, proved to be one of the best attended game night in over three years with 91 people in attendance despite it being the middle of the summer, which traditionally sees a lower turn out. It was also the first time Warhammer 40K 8th edition rules was played at the society -- we hope to see more of this game again soon. There were a total of 17 games played at this Friday Game Night at the Trumpeters with only 12 being pre-registered with the GamesMaster.
Added the Nick Stebbing Estate Sale to Sales Announcements page onto the Trumpeter website. Nick Stebbing, a long time Trumpeter Society member passed away earlier this year. His wargaming material is to be sold off starting this Friday Game Night (August 11th).
Friday Game Night, June 2nd, saw 15 games, 10 of which were miniatures games, 4 were boardgames and 1 was a five player roleplaying game (D&D). Excellent to see D&D at Friday Game Night! Attendance was approximately 74 people, which is fairly good for the month of June. The Summer months of June, July and August are traditionally slower months than the rest of the year as people start taking holidays, have children who are graduating, or have children home from school, and when, potentially, the good weather arrives.
Of the 15 games that played at June's Friday Game Night, only 10 were registered. Registering your games is important because some people will only show up to Friday Game Night if they see a game that interests them. I spoke with a number of people at Friday Game Nights who showed up to play in games because they either read that their favourite games was going to be played out at Friday Game Night via the Trumpeter Society website, or because they saw the game listed in the Email News Service email that they subscribed to. Everyone benefits when you register your games. To register your games: Click Here.
Photo: Friday Game Night, June 2nd at 7:30pm. People are still setting up and arriving.
Photos of Friday Game Night will usually be posted to the Trumpeter Society's Facebook Page, although some will make their way to the Trumpeter Society website Gallery Page. If you missed Friday Game Night, check out the Trumpeter Society's Facebook Page to see what you missed. If you were at a Trumpeter event and took photos, please send your photos to the Trumpeter Society Web-Director.
For the first time since April 2007, the Trumpeter Society website once again features the games that will be played at the next Friday Game Night (June 2nd) on the Games Schedule Page. This is important as it shows both society and non-society members what is being played at the Trumpeters Society's Friday Game Nights, an often asked question, and allows access to the schedule via a cell phone, pad, laptop or PC. Game registering starts the Sunday before Friday Game Night, people can email in their planned games, although the actual posting of the games to the Trumpeter website starts Wednesday and continues till Thursday evening as the games are registered. There are usually 2-4 games at Friday Game Night, either miniatures games or boardgames, that were not registered, so there are usually more games presented than what the Games Schedule Page shows. The number of games presented at Friday Game Night is usually between 10 and 16.
If you want to participate at our Friday Game Night, you do not have to be a society member; Friday Game Nights are open to everyone. If you have a game you want to bring with you and play, you should register the game with the society GamesMaster, but you may also just Bring-and-Play any tabletop/boardgame. Registering a game advertises your game, notifying others who may be interested into coming out to Friday Game Night to watch or to play your game.
At the next upcoming Friday Game Night, Thomas Robson will be play testing his new Sci-Fi infantry game, "All Units Engage". Be sure to check out his new game when you come by. Over the years, the Trumpeter Society has seen a surprising number of published wargame rules first tested at either Friday Game Night or at Trumpeter Salute.
On May 13th, the mini-convention Fraser Valley Table Top Day 2017 is being presented in Abbotsford, BC. This is a FREE event! Everyone is invited! Starts at Noon and goes to 9pm. For more information on this event, go to the Gaming Events page.
Added an Events Page to the Trumpeter Society's website. The events list will be expanded over the next few days. If you know of a local event, or a not-so local event, please send us the info so we can add it to the new Events Page.
The website is currently being updated and will include more content, information and links. This process may take a week or two to complete. Pages to be added will include an Events Page for all the gaming events that are happening in 2017 and 2018, either locally, or over on Vancouver Island, Alberta and Washington State. Last year a group of Trumpeters attended the WWII Air Show in Everrett, in Washington State, which included free entry, free parking and free food services, and in return we put on a Canvas Eagles air combat game for 6 hours. This was a very well attended event and the response to our presence was well received.
Gordon Colter has joined the ranks of the Trumpeter Club directors and wants to start organizing events outside the Trumpeters Club. This will include other organizations game conventions, showing the Trumpeters Club flag, and also to create our own events at various locations. Along with Trumpeter Club member, Walter Melntk, these events will provide a good platform to recruit new club members and to bring about more awareness of the Trumpeters Tabletop Games Society in general in the Greater Vancouver area. If you want to help out by volunteering your time, miniatures, games, etc., please contact email@example.com The more members that help, the better the club will look. Several game conventions in and around Vancouver, including one game convention in Kamloops later this year are being targeted. Other venues include Dragon Flight in Seattle, Enfilade in Olympia, Washington State, V-Con and Nothing-But_Games Convention in Surrey (Guildford Sheraton Hotel) in June.
If you know of any events coming up in the 2017 that you feel the club should attend, please let us know. Everyone benefits from participating.
I did not stand again for the Board of Directors at our AGM on Sunday and will be handing over Webmaster duties to whomever they pick to handle it next. Good luck to them.
The new list of Board members and positions has not yet, by time of this blog, been made available to me.
A posting of a downloadable copy of our 2016 Financial Reports is available on the About us page above the list of Directors.
So one more Salute has come and gone. A fun time was had hopefully by all who attended. Our Society's secretary Terry Sawchenko did a count for the weekend and we had 277 people in attendance. 40 more than last year by his count. This was helped by special events like Watch the Skies which ran on Sunday. Hope to see them being apart of our fun again.
The Annual General Meeting is coming up on Sunday, April 23 at 7pm. Arts Room, across from our usual gaming room at the Bonsor Community Center. Please attend, or have prepared proxies to go with someone who is attending as we need the numbers for matters to be discussed.
Web Director: Eric Hotz
The purpose of the Trumpeter Society website is to provide accurate and timely information for both society and non-society members. If you feel something is missing from this website, please contact the Web Director.